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TCL Shuffles GoVideo Management Team

Scottsdale, Ariz. – TCL has elected to restructure the executive level management team at several of its North American companies, shifting current GoVideo CEO Ed Brachocki to the leadership position at the TCL and Alcatel Mobile Phones North American operations.

Sean Wang, current Opta Corp. COO, was chosen to replace Brachocki as GoVideo’s interim CEO and chairman of the board.

GoVideo is a wholly owned subsidiary of Burlingame, Calif.-based Opta Corporation. Opta is a majority-owned subsidiary of Peoples Republic of China-based consumer electronics company TCL Corporation. TCL entered into joint ventures with Alcatel and Thomson/RCA in 2004, becoming a worldwide leader in television and mobile phones.

Brachocki originally joined GoVideo in 1993 as part of a new management team to initiate a turnaround of the dual-deck VCR manufacturer. Under Brachocki’s guidance, GoVideo broadened its product offerings and moved to successfully introduce digital television, DVD, MP3 and other award winning digital product lines.

Brachocki was appointed president of GoVideo in 2003, and CEO in 2004. Prior to joining GoVideo, Brachocki began his career in consumer electronics in the mobile-phone business with LG Electronics in the late 1980s.

Brachocki is joining GoVideo’s board of directors, and will continue to work for GoVideo during an extended transition period over the next several months. He will maintain an office at the Scottsdale, Ariz., company’s headquarters.

At the same time, Jerry Barbera was promoted to sales and channel marketing senior VP. He had previously been sales and channel marketing VP. Chris Porter, formerly GoVideo’s product development and operations senior VP, was named engineering and product development senior VP.